Pharmacy School Professor Honored by APA

A professor at a Florida pharmacy school is the newest recipient of highest honors from an industry association’s annual research award. The American Pharmacists Association announced last month that the University of Florida professor was “chosen for her significant contributions”.

The American Pharmacists Association on March 9, honored Carole L. Kimberlin, Ph.D., FAPhA, a professor of pharmaceutical Outcomes and policy at the University of Florida, as the 2012 recipient of the Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) Research Achievement Award. Kimberlin was chosen for her significant contributions to pharmacist-patient communications, and her research impact on pharmacist-patient relationship, medication use and patient health attitudes and behaviors.

“This award is a wonderful recognition of the importance of Dr. Kimberlin’s work in advancing pharmacist-patient communications,” said Dr. William J. Millard, Executive Associate Dean, UF College of Pharmacy.”

A member of the American Psychological Association, Kimberlin’s research examines patient attitudes about following medication advice from healthcare providers and their choices and behavior in using medications.

“My research interests have focused on the relationship and communication dynamics between a healthcare provider and patient that are therapeutic or helpful to the patient,” Kimberlin said.

More at APhA-APRS Research Achievement Award

 

In addition to resources for practitioners, APhA also stimulates the discovery, dissemination and application of research to improve patient health and serves pharmacists and those members who are involved in the pharmaceutical sciences.

Members of APhA may choose to belong to a primary section within APhA-Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) based on their area of research.

Read more about APhA-APRS here.

Pharmacy schools around the world are leading institutions for breakthrough science discoveries that improve the health of the general population. Through college pharmacy programs, researchers like Kimberlin guide students and graduates through pahramceutical science procedures and tests that can lead to cancer treatments, improved health, and even disease control.